About Your Business Card Case
Your silver metal business card case is a sophisticated accessory guaranteed to make the right impression with clients. Your original designs or information are printed directly onto the tin lid surface, giving the custom business card holder an authentic etched effect. This is the perfect indicator that you are serious about your profession. Not only does the case help enhance your professional demeanor, but it also protects your cards and ensures they're crease free. The lid slides open and shut, with a locking catchment that ensures the lid remains closed.
At a glance...
Fixed slide lid
Holds 20-30 cards
Rust resistant metal
2 year guarantee
Business Card Tin Size
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Business Card Holder is Made
We print your designs directly onto the lid using dye sublimation, so the inks are fused directly into the surface creating a long-lasting print. To recreate that natural, etched or engraved effect, we feather your designs around the edges, so there's not a harsh, definitive line where your design ends. It's important that your business cards are kept safe and crease free, so we make a small indent on top of the lid surface, creating a locking catchment. The lid slides shut past this catchment and keep the custom business card holder closed whilst in your bag or pocket.
Surface wipe with a damp cloth only. In order to preserve the life of the print, refrain from scrubbing. The tin we use to make your business card case is naturally strong and rust resistant, built to withstand ordinary everyday wear and tear, however hard, deep scratches will have an impact on the surface.
As your business card case is only small, one standout image or short message would guarantee you the best possible result. To incorporate your business' logo and personal contact information, a clever idea is to create a design mimics your actual business card. When placed on the table during meetings, it'll be obvious to your colleagues or clients that you mean business and want to grow your professional relationship. Your designs are feathered around the edges of the lid, giving a nice, rustic charm.
How does this product enhance my...
Design a pair of custom business card holders for you and your partner so there's a distinguished difference between your stationery and office equipment. This is ideal if you are business partners or both work from home. If you're both designers, a cool idea is to print your individual favourite Pantone colours.
Make sure everybody in your department is equipped with a bespoke business card case so at a moment's notice they can present their card and develop business opportunities. Printed with their name and your company's logo, it's a sure fire way to ensure everybody is professionally representing the brand at all times.
Striking that balance between work and personal life is essential in this day and age, so let your customers combine the two with a jazzy business card case. Printed with your original artwork onto the lid, people can show off their style and personality through the medium of your designs, even when they're busy at work.
Frequently asked questions:
Where is my design printed?
Your design is printed directly onto the slide lid, creating a cool, metallic finish with a rustic quality. No white is printed before, so the inks are fused together with the silver metal.
Is my business card case secure?
The lid slides open and shut, and has a locking catchment for extra safety, keeping your cards from falling out in your bag. The slide functionality also ensures you can't lose the lid.
How many cards does it hold?
Your custom business card holder can fit approximately 20-30 standard weight business cards. However this will of course depend on the thickness and style of your business cards.
Browse Designer Business Card Case Collection
Looking for a totally original way to present your business cards? Browse this eclectic collection of business card cases, designed by our own #ContradoCreative artists. The lid is printed with your amazing artwork, and the metallic finish just oozes sophistication.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.